Church Health

Equipping the church to serve and outside and inside the building

Meet our Speakers

We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Laura Howe B.S.W.,  R.S.W., C.A.P.M.

Laura Howe B.S.W., R.S.W., C.A.P.M.

Founder, Hope Made Strong

Dr. Xavier Amador

Dr. Xavier Amador

President, LEAP Institute

Kent Annan MDiv

Kent Annan MDiv

Co-Founder, Spiritual First Aid

Mark Arnold

Mark Arnold

Additional Needs Ministry Director / Co-Founder, Urban Saints / Additional Needs Alliance

Jamie Aten PhD

Jamie Aten PhD

Co-Founder, Spiritual First Aid

Karl Benzio MD

Karl Benzio MD

Medical Director, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Dr. Danny Cheah

Dr. Danny Cheah

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, #dontjustprayitaway

Tanner Clements MDiv

Tanner Clements MDiv

Secretary/Treasurer & Pastor, Uplift Appalachia

Brenda Cochran LCSW

Brenda Cochran LCSW

Director of Counseling & Trauma Informed Care, Pure Heart Church

Rev. Jermine D. Alberty

Rev. Jermine D. Alberty

Executive Director, Pathways to Promise

Andrea D Clements PhD

Andrea D Clements PhD

President, Uplift Appalachia

Christie Dondero Bettwy

Christie Dondero Bettwy

Executive Director, Rock Recovery

Stephen Grcevich MD

Stephen Grcevich MD

President and Founder, Key Ministry

Becky Haas

Becky Haas

CEO & Consultant, BeckyHaas.com

Paul Hemminger

Paul Hemminger

Mobilizer/Convener, Coalition of Care

Dr. Jared Pingleton

Dr. Jared Pingleton

Minister & Psychologist, Independent Clinical Practice

Diane Langberg Ph.S.

Diane Langberg Ph.S.

Psychologist and Director, Diane Langberg Ph.D. and Associates

Janyne McConnaughey PhD

Janyne McConnaughey PhD

Board President, Attachment & Trauma Network

Evan Owens

Evan Owens

Co-founder, REBOOT Recovery

Dr. Kelli Palfy

Dr. Kelli Palfy

Psychologist, Peaks and Valleys Psychology

Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick Regan OBE

CEO and Co-Founder, Kintsugi Hope

Avrey Royal

Avrey Royal

Founder, Sacred Roots Training LLC

Karl Shallowhorn M.S., CASAC

Karl Shallowhorn M.S., CASAC

Founder, Mental health advocate, and educator,, Shallowhorn Consulting

Cassandra Smith

Cassandra Smith

Founder, Change Your Narrative

Matthew Stanford PhD

Matthew Stanford PhD

CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

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Talks

Welcome to the Church Mental Health Summit

Laura Howe

Building Cultures of Care Rather Than Programs of Care

Laura Howe

Mental Health Ministry: The Struggle is Real

Dr. Jared Pingleton

Healing Together: Toolbox for Unleashing Latent Love

Paul Hemminger

How to host a Mental Health Sunday

Laura Howe

Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church.

Diane Langberg

Member Caring & Linking - Roles & Cycle

Jeremy & Anastasia Thomas

"Where is God when?" Diving into the messy conversations happening in your ministry

Cassandra Smith

Spiritual First Aid: Simple, Practical Ways to BLESS Others

Jamie Aten Kent Annan

I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone Accept Treatment

Xavier Amador

In Whose Image? How Disordered Eating is Secretly Damaging Your Church and How to Reclaim God’s Truth About Our Bodies

Christie Dondero Bettwy

Ministering to People Who are Addicted to Substance: Why and How for the Church

Tanner Clements Andrea D Clements

5 Common Spiritual Practices that Re-Traumatize the Traumatized

Janyne McConnaughey

Frequently Asked Questions for Church Leaders

Danny Cheah

5 Ways a Behavioral Health Coach Becomes Your Church’s Most Sustained Impact

Karl Benzio

Your City Is Waiting On You

Becky Haas

Grief & Loss- How to create sacred spaces for your church.

Avrey Royal

Building A Resilient Church: A Radical Renovation of Care in the Church

Brenda Cochran

Feeling it All Without Falling Apart

Evan Owens

How to Stay Calm When Working with (or raising) Children

Brie Turns

Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church

Jessica Young Brown

The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing: Recognizing and responding to male sexual abuse.

Kelli Palfy

Becoming a WISE Congregation for Mental Health: Tools for Churches and Clergy

Karl Shallowhorn

How the church can prevent violence: A response to the Uvalde tragedy

Matthew Stanford

The Pursuit of Mental Health

Daniel Whitehead